27 novembre 2022

A jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (c. 3300-2250 BC)

Lot 110. A jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (c. 3300-2250 BC); h. 4.7 cm. Lot sold: 3,780,000 HKD (Estimate: 3,000,000 - 4,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 of short cylindrical form with a square cross-section, the sides divided into two registers, carved with a pair of confronting stylised human masks at each corner, each mask comprising two horizontal striated bars above a shorter oblong bar forming the nose and two faintly incised circles forming the eyes. ... [Lire la suite]

02 novembre 2022

A celadon jade pig-dragon, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 105. A celadon jade pig-dragon, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture; 3.5 cm. Lot sold: 756,000 HKD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 tof iconic form, modelled as a stylised coiled dragon with a thick and softly rounded body, depicted with a short upturned snout with furrows between large circular eyes, the neck drilled for suspension. Provenance: Artistic Sources Arts Co., Hong... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2022

Two jade ornaments, Neolithic period, Qijia culture (c. 2250-1900 BC)

Lot 3078. Two jade ornaments, Neolithic period, Qijia culture (c. 2250-1900 BC); 7 and 15.8 cm. Lot sold: 32,760 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 28 July 2022.
25 mai 2022

A black pottery tripod vessel, Ding, Neolithic period, Dawenkou culture, c. 4,300-2,400 B.C.

Lot 307. A black pottery tripod vessel, Ding, Neolithic period, Dawenkou culture, c. 4,300-2,400 B.C.; w. 22 cm, h. 21 cm. Lot sold: 27,720 HKD (Estimate  20,000 - 30,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. China- 5000 Years, Hong Kong, 25 May 2022
18 avril 2022

An extremely rare green and russet jade bird-form hair ornament, Neolithic period, Late Shijiahe Culture

Lot 229. An extremely rare green and russet jade bird-form hair ornament, Neolithic period, Late Shijiahe Culture; Height 3⅛ in., 8 cm. Lot sold: 40,320 USD (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Christie's New York, 4th June 1992, lot 177. Note: Hair ornaments, such as the present example, are believed to have been used to secure a Shamen’s hair and likely further served a ritualistic function in facilitating the Shamen’s dialogue with the heavens. Similar... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2022

An extremely rare inscribed brown jade ceremonial blade (Zhang), Neolithic period

Lot 37. An extremely rare inscribed brown jade ceremonial blade (Zhang), Neolithic period. Length 14¾ in., 37.5 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold: 52,920 USD. © Sothebys. one side later carved with a sixteen-character inscription reading wei ri X wang zai X ling wang sheng nan X X bao nan ling X. Provenance: Collection of Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.3.26. Note: Enigmatic... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2022

A green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (3300–2300 BC)

Lot 33. A green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (3300–2300 BC). Diameter 2⅜ in., 5.9 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 264,600 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th July 1967, lot 55. Collection of Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.3.3. Note: The present lot represents one of the archetypal jade artefacts from the Liangzhu culture (c. 3300-2300 BC). Cong,... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2022

A large mottled black and brown jade cong, Neolithic period, 3rd millenium BC

Lot 704. A large mottled black and brown jade cong, Neolithic period, 3rd millenium BC; 4 3⁄8 in. (11.1 cm.) square. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 94,500. © Christie's 2022 The thick-walled cylinder has squared, projecting corners decorated with two rudimentary masks each formed by two long horizontal bands above a shorter band with rounded ends and a pair of incised circular eyes. The blackish stone has areas of brown and buff alteration.  Provenance: The Property of a... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2022

A large reddish-brown jade bi disc, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 4th-3rd millenium BC

 Lot 707. A large reddish-brown jade bi disc, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 4th-3rd millenium BC; 8 1⁄4 in. (21 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 113,400. © Christie's 2022 The thick disc has a central aperture drilled from both sides, and is suffused with a network of buff and red alteration.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 November 1995. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2022

A dark blackish-grey stone axe, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 4th-3rd millenium BC

Lot 703. A dark blackish-grey stone axe, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 4th-3rd millenium BC; 6 1⁄2 in. (16.5 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Unsold. © Christie's 2022 The thick axe with rounded, curved edges has a hafting hole drilled from both sides, and the stone is of a blackish-grey color with areas of brown and russet mottling.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 24 November 1984. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]